While you are using sunglasses to fight the glare of the sun, remember to wear sunscreen on your face to fight the glare of that oily shine.
Just because you are spending more time in the sun does not mean that your face will be tighter and drier. Sometimes not being hydrated enough and using the wrong products on your face will have opposite results.
You may wind up with shiny, oily skin when you were hoping for that sun-kissed glow.
What to Wear on Your Face
A great way to reduce the negative effects of the sun on your face is to wear an appropriate sunscreen with moisturizer instead of your usual moisturizer. That way you’re not adding too much moisture which may end up clogging your pores.
Putting a sunscreen on your face that contains moisturizer not only saves you from oily skin, it also saves some money – and a little bit of time.
Also, you might want to try not using foundation for your entire face, just using it for spot cover-ups.
Eat Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables that come out in the summer typically are already the more hydrating kind:
- Honeydew Melon
- Different types of lettuce
- Blueberries, Raspberries, grapes
The Power of H20
Equally as important as fruits and vegetables is the need for proper hydration. Hydration can come in the form of water, plain and simple. However, if you are not a big fan, there are so many creative alternatives to just plain old water.
- Water with lemon or lime
- Home-brewed iced tea – either regular or green tea
- Fruit smoothies using all of the summer’s fresh fruits and vegetables
Paying attention to what you put on your face and what you put inside your body in the form of fruits, vegetables, and hydrating fluids will be sure to keep that oily, greasy, too-much-sunscreen look off your face.